2002 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Gordon, Thames, Stogner, Burton, Carlton, Hamilton, Posey, Williamson
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE MISSISSIPPI COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, for the support and maintenance of the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2003
............................................ $ 19,346,689.00.
SECTION 2. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized for expenditure out of any special source funds which are collected by or otherwise become available for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2003.................... $ 14,147,022.00.
SECTION 3. No general funds authorized to be expended herein shall be used to replace federal funds and/or other special funds which are being used for salaries authorized under the provisions of this act and which are withdrawn and no longer available.
SECTION 4. It is the intention of the Legislature that the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service provide programs in the emphasis areas of Agriculture, Home Economics, 4-H, and Community Resource Development in each county.
SECTION 5. No part of the funds appropriated or authorized to be expended hereby shall be spent directly or indirectly for payment of attorneys' fees for the services of any attorney who was not employed by the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service pursuant to the express authorization of the Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning prior to performance of such legal services.
SECTION 6. It is the intention of the Legislature that the agency's budget request for Fiscal Year 2004 shall be submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee in a format and level of detail comparable to the format and level of detail provided during the Fiscal Year 2003 budget request process.
SECTION 7. It is the intent of the Legislature that if the funds appropriated in Section 1 of this act are used directly or indirectly to match or otherwise secure any federal grants, research grants or donations, such special source funds not classified as current restricted funds shall be added and accounted for under Section 2 of this act. Further, it is the intention of the Legislature that all such aforementioned special source funds be included in all reports and requests for the 2001 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature.
SECTION 8. Of the funds appropriated in Section 2, One Million Two Hundred Twenty-two Thousand Five Hundred Ninety-six Dollars ($1,222,596.00) shall be derived from the Education Enhancement Fund from funds deposited pursuant to Sections 27-65-75 and 27-67-31, Mississippi Code of 1972.
SECTION 9. In compliance with the "Mississippi Performance Budget and Strategic Planning Act of 1994," it is the intent of the Legislature that the funds provided herein shall be utilized in the most efficient and effective manner possible to achieve the intended mission of this agency. Based on the funding authorized, this agency shall make every effort to attain the targeted performance measures provided below:
Performance Measures Target
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Published Information (Items) 2,500
Mass Media Exposure (Items) 1,960
Educational Contacts (Persons) 830,000
Cost per Educational Contact ($) 26.72
Family & Consumer Education
Published Information (Items) 1,400
Educational Contacts (Persons) 767,500
Cost per Educational Contact ($) 7.37
Enterprise & Community Resource Development
Educational Contacts (Persons) 170,000
Cost per Educational Contact ($) 13.02
4-H Youth Development
Educational Contacts (Persons) 620,000
Cost per Educational Contact ($) 10.27
A reporting of the degree to which the performance targets set above have been or are being achieved shall be provided in the agency's budget request submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for Fiscal Year 2004.
SECTION 10. The money herein appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the proper fund or funds as set forth in this act, upon warrants issued by the State Fiscal Officer; and the State Fiscal Officer shall issue his warrants upon requisitions signed by the proper person, officer or officers in the manner provided by law.
SECTION 11. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2002.